Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Farewell my friend!

My dear friend Lana Hollingsworth's funeral was held yesterday.  What a wonderful funeral service it was for her.  She was attacked by a black bear up in Pinetop and didn't survive the attack after being in the hospital and lots of surgeries over the past month.  The funeral service was beautiful - the talks and musical numbers were just perfect, exactly as Lana would have wanted it.  Even her husband Marv spoke at the end.  I don't know how he held up so well.  Such an awesome man.

Lana was a very giving person, always serving others.  I was asked to help set up the table at the viewing Monday evening along with a few other amazing sisters.  That was very difficult as I do not like viewings at all.  I just stayed in the other room with the decorations as it is just too painful to go see her.  I like to remember her with a big smile on her face and always volunteering to help every time we have a gig.  It was also my privilege to help with the luncheon for the family after the funeral.  Lana will be greatly missed.  I'm so glad we crossed paths and that I was able to learn so much from her.  Wonderful friend who will be missed greatly!  Until we meet again Lana.


  1. Hi Carolyn! We were so saddened to hear about Lana. I heard the funeral was wonderful. I hope her husband will be alright. I'm sure he'll have lots of people checking in on him. Miss you!

  2. Yes, Marv was a very loved man too. Lots of people praying for him as well. He did such a great job speaking at her funeral. I did pretty good emotionally until he stood up and spoke and then had tears streaming down my face. He is an awesome man and was a great husband. Miss you guys too!! Glad you are loving it up there! :)